Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

Farmers tax pooling system

Chris Cunliffe, CEO of Tax Management NZ.

Provisional tax payments can weigh upon farmers but help is at hand.

The velvetleaf waiting game

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Farmers promised a 50c boost

Farmers would welcome the news of a higher price but would be cautious to see what is to come, said Waikato Federated ...

An extra $1 billion will be pumped into NZ's economy if Fonterra sticks to its higher forecast payout.

A shared love for cricket and stock

Angus and Colin Schaw both played cricket  for Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.

A father and son partnership is working well in the Hawke's Bay livestock industry.

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opinion

Search for the big picture

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers against becoming too inward looking.

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers about becoming too inwardly focused.

Agriculture's loss

OPINION: Professor Jacqueline Rowarth will be sorely missed by all those who care for the future of agriculture.

For and against palm kernel

Where fert co-ops went wrong

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

The velvetleaf waiting game

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Fonterra's 50-cent rise in its forecast farmgate milk prices will put a spring in  the step of dairy farmers, says Noel ...

Payout lift a ray of sunshine

A Taranaki dairy farming leader says Fonterra's new payout forecast is a ray of sunshine for farmers and for the region.

advice

Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

Late spring for farmers video

The winter has been warm, but it's not over yet - the coldest weather normally hits in the next few weeks.

Chris Cunliffe, CEO of Tax Management NZ.

Farmers tax pooling system

Provisional tax payments can weigh upon farmers but help is at hand.

aquaculture

Fishermen rally to submit on plan

Rangitoto Passage is an ecologically significant site in the Marlborough Sounds.

What's good for the farmers is good for the fishers, as council unswayed by "tipping point" claims.

Challenges facing future fisheries

Snapper, acting like Dory and self destructing, is part of coastal acidification research now underway.

Mussel farm at Wainui Bay in Golden Bay.

Mussel spat plans under fire

Wainui Bay's spat farm is crucial to NZ's aquaculture the industry says, but residents argue it is too noisy..

beef
Graeme Turner feeds his belted galloway cattle at Te Pahu.

Grand plans for a former wild cattle breed

Anne Boswell visits a Waikato couple who believes galloway cattle are the next breed to become a household name.

Sheep

Sheep milk's boost

A programme to advance the fledgling sheep milking industry could lift annual revenues to $700m at the high end or $200m ...

Ambitious plans for the sheep milk industry will be funded by a $31.4m investment.

Genetic tools will build better sheep

Beef + Lamb's genetics maestro for the last 15 years is on his way to a new job in Britain.

Mustering sheep is part of the story of sheep farming in New Zealand.

Telling our story to the world

Beef+Lamb NZ wants to tell consumers the New Zealand farming story.

cropping

The velvetleaf waiting game

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Spring daffodils in the Cheviot Domain will be a major attraction for the Cheviot Spring Festival on September 10.

Spring festival promises day out for Cheviot farmers

The Cheviot Spring Festival promises a day off the farm for farmers under pressure from the drought, and a chance to celebrate spring with their friends.

agribusiness

Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

'Not deserving of any leniency'

Within a year, a Marlborough labour contractor told to "amend his ways" was back to underpaying staff.

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

The velvetleaf waiting game

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Discovery

Kiwis join Chinese academy

Dr Alaa El-Din Bekhit, a lecturer in the Department of Food Sciences at the University of Otago, holds his letters of ...

Research and trade advantages for NZ are seen in the appointment of two scientists to China's leading agricultural academy.

Do possums howl at the moon?

Finding out if nocturnal animals are affected by phases of the moon could help NZ become pest-free.

Andrew Cooke, Rezare Systems managing director, working with children as part of his leadership role with the Cambridge ...

Saving farmers millions

The scientist running a software company that aims to solve farmers' data problems.

rural women

Spring festival promises day out for Cheviot farmers

Spring daffodils in the Cheviot Domain will be a major attraction for the Cheviot Spring Festival on September 10.

The Cheviot Spring Festival promises a day off the farm for farmers under pressure from the drought, and a chance to celebrate spring with their friends.

Gun database challenged

Some gun owners feel putting information online is "actually creating a shopping list for criminals."

Joyce Wyllie of Kaihoka collects her fresh fish from the mudflats.

Counting your blessings down on the farm

OPINION: To be thankful and focus on good things doesn't change circumstance but does alter outlook and impact on others.

Video

Say goodbye to a day of rest?

Businesses may now be able to open on Easter Sunday after the Government passes a law allowing local councils to decide.

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